This is exactly right.. We got DD1 a HOH dual core, and it barely lasted a season. She's now in a softball specific infield A2000 and the quality is great. We lucked into a true HOH for DD2 and the difference is night and day. Expensive, but worth it.A real HoH is top notch. A lot of the retail ones are made of “dual-core” leather. It’s not of the same quality as their true HoH. We just got my daughter one we built using their custom glove builder. It’s easily the highest quality glove I’ve ever held right on down to the stitching. Glove is stiff as a brick!